Monday, September 29, 2008

compliments. kind of.

it is not unusual for us to be stopped by random strangers who dote on our redheads; it happens all the time. we don't mind - - it's fun, really. almost everyone has a story to share about a redhead in their family, or a redhead that they once knew or dated . . . we like the stories!

and not all the time, but often, I'll have someone nod approvingly and say something like "and your redheads have beautiful white skin - - they aren't the freckled kind"
and I - - my children's very freckled mama, smile and nod and say something like "well, my freckles really didn't start coming in till I was about five, and if they do get freckles, we really won't mind too much!"

9 comments:

Jacquelyn said...

What's wrong with freckles! I think it adds texture :)

Dawn said...

I love me some redheads! Had two.
Oldest daughter is frequently asked what the number of her hair color is!
:o)
My other one is now balding. Poor boy.

Love your wee redheads. Curls, too!?!

Amy said...

I read an article recently that said that in 50 years (or something like that), there won't be any more redheads born since both parents have to have the gene. So, well done to the Smith family for propagating the redhead population of the world. Just make sure you match them up with other redhead spouses. :-)

darcie said...

love you all-from the grandmother with freckles. . .

GreenEggsandSam said...

Freckles rule!

Heather Pelczar said...

Hilarious! (I would probably say something of that type only to realize later that I stuck my foot right in it.) I love you freckles. And your beauty outweighs whatever anyone else may think of freckles anyway.

Naomi Smith said...

you all really ARE a lovely bunch of ladies!

Anonymous said...

Naomi,

Freckles are cute;however, keep putting sunscreen on yourself, Joshua and the kids. We want to protect them from skin cancer!

Love,

Ginny

naomi said...

oh yes, we slather the sunscreen on! we like reminders, though!